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Aghast

Filled with amazement, disgust,fear, or terror

SYNONYMS: shocked, horrified, stupefied
ANTONYMS: delighted, overjoy, unmoved

2

Ample

More than enough, large, spacious

SYNONYMS: sufficient, adequate, considerable
ANTONYMS: insufficient, inadequate

3

Apparition

A ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual

SYNONYMS: phantom,specter

4

Assert

To declare or state truth, maintain or defend,put forward forcefully

SYNONYMS: affirm, avow

5

Cower

to crouch or to shrink away from in fear or shame

SYNONYM: cringe, flinch
ANTONYMS: stand up to

6

Disdain

To look up to with scorn; to refuse scornfully

SYNONYMS: spurn, reject
ANTONYMS: revere, venerate, esteem, respect

7

Epitaph

A brief statement written on a tombstone or gravestone

SYNONYMS: tombstone inscription

8

Ethical

Having to do with morals, Values, right and wrong

SYNONYMS: upright, virtuous, honorable
ANTONYMS: immoral, unscrpulous, dishonest

9

Facetious

humorous, not meant seriously

SYNONYMS: comical, witty, tongue-in-cheek
ANTONYMS: serious, humorless

10

Inaudible

Not able to be heard

SYNONYMS: faint, indistinct
ANTONYMS: audible, easily heard

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Indiscriminate

without restrain or control; unselective

SYNONYMS: haphazard, random, uncritical
ANTONYMS: selective, discriminating, judicious

12

Intrigue

Crafty dealings, underhanded, plotting;

SYNONYMS: scheme,plot, conspiracy
ANTONYMS: fair play

13

Jurisdiction

An area of authority or control;

SYNONYM: purview

14

Plausible

Appearing true, reasonable, or fair

SYNONYMS: believable, probable
ANTONYMS: improvement, far-fetched

15

Plebeian

Common, vulgar; belonging to lower class

SYNONYMS: lowborn, proletarian, coarse, unrefined
ANTONYMS: aristocratic, refined, cultivated

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Prodigal

one who is wasteful and self-indulgent

SYNONYMS: improvident; spendthrift, wastrel
ANTONYMS: frugal, economical, stingy, miserly

17

Proximity

nearness, closeness

SYNONYMS: distance, remoteness

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Pulverize

To grind or pound to a powder or dust

SYNONYMS: Crush, demolish

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Sequel

That which follows, a result;

SYNONYMS: Follow-up, continuation
ANTONYMS: prelude, overture, curtain-raiser

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Volatile

Highly changeable, fickle;tending to become violent or explosive;

SYNONYMS: unstable, erratic
ANTONYMS: stable, steady, static, inert, dormant


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